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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429372/long-term-clinical-impact-of-psa-surge-in-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-patients-treated-with-abiraterone
#1
Vincenza Conteduca, Orazio Caffo, Cristian Lolli, Michele Aieta, Emanuela Scarpi, Emanuela Bianchi, Francesca Maines, Giuseppe Schepisi, Samanta Salvi, Francesco Massari, Francesco Carrozza, Antonello Veccia, Vincenzo E Chiuri, Enrico Campadelli, Gaetano Facchini, Ugo De Giorgi
BACKGROUND: Early changes in PSA have been evaluated in association to treatment outcome. The aim of this study was to assess PSA surge phenomenon in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) patients treated with abiraterone and to correlate those variations with long-term treatment outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 330 CRPC patients in 11 Italian hospitals, monitoring PSA levels at baseline and every 4 weeks. Other clinical, biochemical and molecular parameters were determined at baseline...
April 20, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422308/androgen-receptor-regulated-mirna-193a-3p-targets-ajuba-to-promote-prostate-cancer-cell-migration
#2
Li Jia, Bin Gui, Dali Zheng, Keith F Decker, Ilker Tinay, Mingyue Tan, Xiaowei Wang, Adam S Kibel
Background Dysregulation of microRNA (miRNA) expression is implicated in cancer development and progression by modulating oncogenes or tumor suppressors at the post-transcriptional level. Methods To investigate the role of miRNAs in prostate cancer (PCa) progression, we performed small RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq) analysis in androgen-dependent LNCaP cells and LNCaP-derived castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) C4-2B cells. For functional validation, we specifically investigated miR-193a-3p, which is highly upregulated in C4-2B cells and modulated by the androgen receptor (AR)...
April 19, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422303/smoking-increased-the-risk-of-prostate-cancer-with-grade-group%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-4-and-intraductal-carcinoma-in-a-prospective-biopsy-cohort
#3
Bo Tang, Cheng-Tao Han, Hua-Lei Gan, Gui-Ming Zhang, Cui-Zhu Zhang, Wei-Yi Yang, Ying Shen, Yao Zhu, Ding-Wei Ye
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between smoking and different prostate cancer (PCa) pathological subtypes incidence in Chinese men. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We prospectively included 1795 patients who underwent prostate biopsies in one tertiary center between March 2013 and April 2016. Clinical data and biopsy outcomes were collected. Logistic regression was used to evaluate the association between cigarette smoking and PCa incidence. RESULTS: A total of 737 men, 480 men and 58 men were diagnosed with PCa, high-grade PCa (HGPCa, grade group ≥ 4 as accepted by the 2014 ISUP) and intraductal carcinoma of the prostate (IDC-P), respectively...
April 19, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419548/detection-of-prostate-cancer-specific-transcripts-in-extracellular-vesicles-isolated-from-post-dre-urine
#4
Kathryn L Pellegrini, Dattatraya Patil, Kristen J S Douglas, Grace Lee, Kathryn Wehrmeyer, Mersiha Torlak, Jeremy Clark, Colin S Cooper, Carlos S Moreno, Martin G Sanda
BACKGROUND: The measurement of gene expression in post-digital rectal examination (DRE) urine specimens provides a non-invasive method to determine a patient's risk of prostate cancer. Many currently available assays use whole urine or cell pellets for the analysis of prostate cancer-associated genes, although the use of extracellular vesicles (EVs) has also recently been of interest. We investigated the expression of prostate-, kidney-, and bladder-specific transcripts and known prostate cancer biomarkers in urine EVs...
April 17, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419541/when-should-active-surveillance-for-prostate-cancer-stop-if-no-progression-is-detected
#5
Tiago M de Carvalho, Eveline A M Heijnsdijk, Harry J de Koning
BACKGROUND: A significant proportion of screen-detected men with prostate cancer may be overdiagnosed. Active Surveillance (AS) has emerged as a way to mitigate this problem, by delaying treatment of men, who are at low-risk until this becomes necessary. However, it is not known after how much time or biopsy rounds should patients stop AS and transition to conservative management (CM), if no progression is detected. METHODS: We used a microsimulation model with natural history of prostate cancer based on ERSPC and SEER data...
April 17, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401578/dual-action-of-high-estradiol-doses-on-mnu-induced-prostate-neoplasms-in-a-rodent-model-with-high-serum-testosterone-protective-effect-and-emergence-of-unstable-epithelial-microenvironment
#6
Bianca F Gonçalves, Silvana G P de Campos, Rejane M Góes, Wellerson R Scarano, Sebastião R Taboga, Patricia S L Vilamaior
BACKGROUND: Estrogens are critical players in prostate growth and disease. Estrogen therapy has been the standard treatment for advanced prostate cancer for several decades; however, it has currently been replaced by alternative anti-androgenic therapies. Additionally, studies of its action on prostate biology, resulting from an association between carcinogens and estrogen, at different stages of life are scarce or inconclusive about its protective and beneficial role on induced-carcinogenesis...
April 12, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397338/glycogen-synthase-kinase-3-inhibitors-suppress-the-ar-v7-mediated-transcription-and-selectively-inhibit-cell-growth-in-ar-v7-positive-prostate-cancer-cells
#7
Daisuke Nakata, Ryokichi Koyama, Kazuhide Nakayama, Satoshi Kitazawa, Tatsuya Watanabe, Takahito Hara
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence suggests that androgen receptor (AR) splice variants, including AR-V7, play a pivotal role in resistance to androgen blockade in prostate cancer treatment. The development of new therapeutic agents that can suppress the transcriptional activities of AR splice variants has been anticipated as the next generation treatment of castration-resistant prostate cancer. METHODS: High-throughput screening of AR-V7 signaling inhibitors was performed using an AR-V7 reporter system...
April 10, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370267/external-validation-of-a-nomogram-for-identification-of-pathologically-favorable-disease-in-intermediate-risk-prostate-cancer-patients
#8
Jean-Baptiste Beauval, Bastien Cabarrou, Giorgio Gandaglia, Pierre-Marie Patard, Adil Ouzzane, Alexandre de la Taille, Michel Soulié, Alberto Briganti, Guillaume Ploussard, François Rozet, Mathieu Roumiguié
OBJECTIVE: To establish an external validation of the new nomogram from Gandaglia et al which provides estimates of the probability of pathological favorable disease in pre-operatively defined intermediate-risk PCa. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Overall, 2928 intermediate-risk PCa patients according to the D'Amico classification undergoing RP and bilateral lymph node dissection in seven academic centres between 2000 and 2011. Pathologically favorable PCa was defined as low-grade organ-confined disease...
April 2, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349547/larger-men-have-larger-prostates-detection-bias-in-epidemiologic-studies-of-obesity-and-prostate-cancer-risk
#9
Andrew Rundle, Yun Wang, Sudha Sadasivan, Dhananjay A Chitale, Nilesh S Gupta, Deliang Tang, Benjamin A Rybicki
BACKGROUND: Obesity is associated with risk of aggressive prostate cancer (PCa), but not with over-all PCa risk. However, obese men have larger prostates which may lower biopsy accuracy and cause a systematic bias toward the null in epidemiologic studies of over-all risk. METHODS: Within a cohort of 6692 men followed-up after a biopsy or transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) with benign findings, a nested case-control study was conducted of 495 prostate cancer cases and controls matched on age, race, follow-up duration, biopsy versus TURP, and procedure date...
March 27, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295408/circulating-tumor-cells-as-a-marker-for-progression-free-survival-in-metastatic-castration-na%C3%A3-ve-prostate-cancer
#10
Andreas Josefsson, Anna Linder, Despina Flondell Site, Giacomo Canesin, Anna Stiehm, Aseem Anand, Anders Bjartell, Jan-Erik Damber, Karin Welén
BACKGROUND: Analysis of circulating tumor cells (CTC) is a promising prognostic marker in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). The aim of this study was to investigate CTC detection and phenotyping as prognostic biomarkers for response to primary androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) of metastatic prostate cancer (PC). METHODS: PC patients presenting with a prostate specific antigen (PSA) >80 ng/ml and/or metastatic disease, intended for ADT were enrolled in the study...
March 10, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261834/the-association-of-diabetes-and-obesity-with-prostate-cancer-progression-hcap-nc
#11
Saira Khan, Jianwen Cai, Matthew E Nielsen, Melissa A Troester, James L Mohler, Elizabeth T H Fontham, Laura H Hendrix, Laura Farnan, Andrew F Olshan, Jeannette T Bensen
BACKGROUND: The role of race in modifying the association among diabetes, obesity, and prostate cancer (CaP) progression is not well studied. We evaluated diabetes and obesity in association with time to CaP progression in White Americans (Whites) and Black Americans (Blacks). METHODS: Our study sample consisted of 363 White and 284 Black research participants from the Health Care Access and CaP Treatment in North Carolina (HCaP-NC) cohort. The association between self-reported diabetes or obesity and CaP progression (mean follow-up time approximately 5 years) was assessed using Cox proportional hazards modeling, with adjustment for potential confounders...
March 6, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247425/estimating-heritability-of-prostate-cancer-specific-survival-using-population-based-registers
#12
Robert Szulkin, Mark S Clements, Patrik K E Magnusson, Fredrik E Wiklund, Ralf Kuja-Halkola
BACKGROUND: There is a strong genetic component in prostate cancer development with an estimated heritability of 58%. In addition, recent epidemiological assessments show a familial component in prostate cancer-specific survival, which could be due to either common genetics or environment. In this study we sought to estimate the heritability of prostate cancer-specific survival by studying brothers and father-son pairs in Sweden. METHODS: We used linkage records from three Swedish national registers: the Multi-Generation Register, the Cancer Register, and the Cause of Death Register...
March 1, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247415/novel-monoclonal-antibodies-recognizing-human-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-psma-as-research-and-theranostic-tools
#13
Zora Nováková, Catherine A Foss, Benjamin T Copeland, Volker Morath, Petra Baranová, Barbora Havlínová, Arne Skerra, Martin G Pomper, Cyril Barinka
BACKGROUND: Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is a validated target for the imaging and therapy of prostate cancer. Here, we report the detailed characterization of four novel murine monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) recognizing human PSMA as well as PSMA orthologs from different species. METHODS: Performance of purified mAbs was assayed using a comprehensive panel of in vitro experimental setups including Western blotting, immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry, ELISA, flow cytometry, and surface-plasmon resonance...
March 1, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240424/intraductal-carcinoma-of-the-prostate-on-diagnostic-needle-biopsy-predicts-prostate-cancer-mortality-a-population-based-study
#14
Thorstein Saeter, Ljiljana Vlatkovic, Gudmund Waaler, Einar Servoll, Jahn M Nesland, Karol Axcrona, Ulrika Axcrona
BACKGROUND: Intraductal carcinoma of the prostate (IDC-P) is a distinct histopathologic feature associated with high-grade, advanced prostate cancer. Although studies have shown that IDC-P is a predictor of progression following surgical or radiation treatment for prostate cancer, there are sparse data regarding IDC-P on diagnostic needle biopsy as a prognosticator of prostate cancer mortality. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a population-based study of all prostate cancer patients diagnosed using needle biopsy and without evidence of systemic disease between 1991 and 1999 within a defined geographic region of Norway...
February 27, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240376/iap-antagonists-enhance-apoptotic-response-to-enzalutamide-in-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-cells-via-autocrine-tnf-%C3%AE-signaling
#15
Amanda B Pilling, Ok Hwang, Alain Boudreault, Alain Laurent, Clara Hwang
BACKGROUND: Castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) remains incurable and identifying effective treatments continues to present a clinical challenge. Although treatment with enzalutamide, a second generation androgen receptor (AR) antagonist, prolongs survival in prostate cancer patients, responses can be limited by intrinsic resistance or acquired resistance. A potential mechanism of resistance to androgen axis inhibition is evasion of apoptosis. Inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (IAPs) are found to be overexpressed in prostate cancer and function to block apoptosis and promote survival signaling...
February 27, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191652/goniothalamin-and-celecoxib-effects-during-aging-targeting-pro-inflammatory-mediators-in-chemoprevention-of-prostatic-disorders
#16
Larissa Akemi Kido, Fabio Montico, Débora Barbosa Vendramini-Costa, Ronaldo Aloise Pilli, Valeria Helena Alves Cagnon
BACKGROUND: Prostate is highly affected by aging, which lead to inflammatory disorders that can predispose to cancer development. Chemoprevention has emerged as a new therapeutic approach, intensifying studies evaluating the biological properties of new compounds. The aim of this study was to characterize the inflammatory responses in the prostate ventral lobe from senile mice treated with Goniothalamin (GTN), a promising natural compound with anti-inflammatory and antiproliferative properties...
February 13, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191651/the-development-of-prostate-adenocarcinoma-in-a-transgender-male-to-female-patient-could-estrogen-therapy-have-played-a-role
#17
Asma Sharif, Neha R Malhotra, Andres M Acosta, Andre A Kajdacsy-Balla, Maarten Bosland, Grace Guzman, Gail S Prins, Michael R Abern
BACKGROUND: Prostate adenocarcinoma (PCa) is a rare diagnosis in the male to female transgender (MtFT) population with only a few case reports published in the current medical literature. Long standing beliefs of androgen suppression conferring a protective effect against prostate cancer development have been challenged by the literature citing adenocarcinoma development in the prostate of rodent models following combined estrogen and testosterone treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We herein present a MtFT patient who presented with high grade PCa following 20 years of exogenous estrogen therapy...
February 13, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181686/the-effect-of-a-histone-deacetylase-inhibitor-ar-42-on-canine-prostate-cancer-growth-and-metastasis
#18
Said M Elshafae, Nicole A Kohart, Lucas A Altstadt, Wessel P Dirksen, Thomas J Rosol
BACKGROUND: Canine prostate cancer (PCa) is an excellent preclinical model for human PCa. AR-42 is a histone deacetylase inhibitor (HDACi) developed at The Ohio State University that inhibits the proliferation of several cancers, including multiple myeloma, lung, and hepatocellular cancer. In this study, we investigated whether AR-42 would prevent or decrease. The growth and metastasis of a canine PCa (Ace-1 cells) to bone in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: Proliferation, cell viability, invasion, and metastasis of a canine prostate cancer cell line (Ace-1) were measured following treatment with AR-42...
February 9, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181681/appearance-of-high-endothelial-venule-like-vessels-in-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-is-associated-with-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms
#19
So Inamura, Tomochika Shinagawa, Hitomi Hoshino, Yasuhiro Sakai, Yoshiaki Imamura, Osamu Yokoyama, Motohiro Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: Chronic prostatic inflammation is implicated in the pathogenesis of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)-associated lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Previous studies evaluated the degree of chronic prostatic inflammation based on histological scores, which may contain subjective factors. We previously demonstrated that the number of high endothelial venule (HEV)-like vessels correlates positively with the magnitude of inflammation in chronic inflammatory gastrointestinal diseases...
February 9, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181675/a-placebo-controlled-double-blinded-randomized-pilot-study-of-combination-phytotherapy-in-biochemically-recurrent-prostate-cancer
#20
M Diana van Die, Scott G Williams, Jon Emery, Kerry M Bone, Jeremy M G Taylor, Elizabeth Lusk, Marie V Pirotta
BACKGROUND: Men with biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer following local therapies often use natural supplements in an attempt to delay metastases and/or avoid the need for more aggressive treatments with undesirable side-effects. While there is a growing body of research into phytotherapeutic agents in this cohort, with some promising results, as yet no definitive recommendations can be made. This pilot study was undertaken to assess the feasibility of a fully-powered study to examine the effects of this phytotherapeutic intervention (containing turmeric, resveratrol, green tea and broccoli sprouts) on PSA doubling time in men with biochemical recurrence with a moderate PSA rise rate...
February 9, 2017: Prostate
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